Science Writing Internship (Intern), (Geneva, Switzerland) - 6-Months
Fermi National Accelerator LaboratoryCategory: Miscellaneous
Work Schedule: Full Time
Open Date: 08/16/2012
Close Date: 09/17/2012
This Intern position is located in Geneva, Switzerland (Winter/Spring 2013)
Under the direction of the United States Large Hadron Collider (US LHC) communicator at CERN -- the European Organization for Nuclear Research -- interns communicate the involvement of the US in the Large Hadron Collider experiments through science writing in print and online publications, websites and social media outlets. Interns regularly contribute to the particle physics magazine symmetry; its associated blog, symmetry breaking; and CERN and Fermilab laboratory publications. They also write and edit content for the US LHC website. Interns may assist with US LHC presence on social media sites and contribute to the general public relations activities of the Fermilab Office of Communication and the CERN Communication Group. Taking part in a paid internship, science-writing interns write for Fermilab publications on an equal footing with the Office of Communication staff.
researching, writing and editing science news stories and other non-technical science communication for publications such as symmetry (print publication), symmetry breaking (news blog), the CERN Bulletin and Fermilab Today, as well as content for the US LHC website (www.uslhc.us);
assisting with US LHC presence on social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook and Flickr;
using electronic publishing, software and internet applications to draft, edit and lay out content;
gathering, developing and checking the accuracy of information through research and interviews with subject-matter specialists;
potentially assisting with media events and general public relations activities as well as observing activities, processes, demonstrations and experiments;
interacting with scientists, the public and the media; and
working in a fast-paced environment, under pressure, while meeting regular deadlines and juggling multiple projects simultaneously.
Respect, understand and value individual differences that embody the principles of diversity.
Abide by all environment, safety and health regulations.
There is no legal requirement that Fermilab sponsor an employee for U.S. permanent residence. As a result, Fermilab will make the decision to sponsor an employee on a case-by-case basis. Fermilab will consider the following factors, among others, when determining whether to sponsor an employee for U.S. permanent residence: performance, length of service, long-term need for the position, and cost.
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Fermilab is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V
Qualifications and Essential Job Functions
Bachelor of Arts or Science in English, Journalism, Communications or relevant subject; recent graduates of a science-writing program will be considered favorably.
0-2 years of published writing experience.
Knowledge and ability to research, write and edit science news stories and other non-technical science communication material.
Interest in science and an enthusiasm for learning about new subjects.
Excellent interpersonal skills for effective interaction with scientists, the public and the media.
Excellent writing and organizational skills.
Ability to work well under pressure, meet regular deadlines and juggle multiple projects simultaneously.
Ability to use computers and standard software as well as the ability to navigate and use the World Wide Web and the Internet.
Experience with HTML, preferred.
Experience with social media (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Flickr), preferred.
Round-trip airfare from the United States to Switzerland is available for this position.
Physical Activity and Work Conditions
HUMAN FACTORS: Mental Concentration, Sitting, Tight Work Schedules, Visually Demanding
Ability to travel to various buildings on site using vehicles operated by other CERN personnel.
Ability to travel internationally by commercial air carrier.
In addition to completing the online resume profile, candidates for this position must attach 3 non-returnable writing samples that have been published within the last 3 years.
How To Apply:
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Deadline To Apply: Aug. 17, 2012
Web site: http://fermi.contacthr.com/25419095
Posted: 08/17/2012 - 02:38 a.m.
Modified: 08/17/2012 - 06:14 a.m.
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